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Feb 10, 2013 1:20pm EST
promise of civil rights." the interview is part of the tedious college series. it's just over 10 minutes. >> "the lost promise of civil rights" was published by harvard university press. the author is risa goluboff at university of virginia. what is the civil rights section? >> a unit of the united states federal government, just before world war ii. one of his creative is part of the department of justice. it's charge to protect individual rights, fundamental individual rights. people aren't sure what that meant. they were trained to collectively bargain and organize into unions. when world war ii started, greece became much but a prominent in the civil rights section and as a result start to think about how to write the workers. it takes a whole bunch of cases in which the rights of black workers are at stake and prosecutes all kinds of employers for violations of civil rights laws. >> host: was defined by executive order? >> guest: is formed by president frank was about and at their request of the attorney general and frank murphy was a big labor guide. he was from michigan. he was a
Feb 11, 2013 1:00am EST
the civil rights act, before the water hoses in birmingham. >> did it help that huntsville was an educated city that there was in northern alabama. did that make a difference? >> what helped i think more than anything is that huntsville tied itself to the industry and there were coming you know, there were a lot of people, a lot of engineers and scientists descended on alabama, and the city wanted to diaz's seagate itself and that helped them to negotiate this quietly. so yes, from the beginning -- my parents were civil rights activists and after the voting civil rights act passes then they turn to politics. i grew up licking stamps from the national democratic party. i have memories my father ran for governor against george wallace in 1970 and i have th
Feb 9, 2013 2:00pm EST
-author of the book about coverage of the civil rights movement, featured tags quite prominently. first of all i want to thank the carter library and museum for hosting this and cosponsoring this and also the emory university library, particularly the manuscript and archives and rare books library. which costs -- papers and wisdom of a great number of journalists, white, african-american, of all sorts and we are so pleased five of those are pulitzer prize winners and the latest among them is at the 11. barbara matusow is so generous and made jack nelson's papers in our position and there is some rich history and i encourage everyone to take a look at them. we are here to celebrate the life, memoir, papers of jack nelson with people who knew him extremely well. jack is a man of the enormous influence and consequence in the nation. the story of jack nelson for those who don't know is a story of news reporting and the latter half of the 20th century. if you look at his career, starting off, he was born in alabama across the state line, moves as a child from biloxi where he starts telling newspapers, he
Feb 12, 2013 9:00pm PST
and civil rights issue and there's one thing that comes up in absolutely every conversation that i have had with people in the district, and that was bullying. and it really, it was, it's not surprising to the people in this room, i know. it was not surprising to me but it was troubling to me that in every community that i was meeting with, this was an issue prrp violence, harassment, physical, cyber, social, children on children, this kind of behavior is so disturbing and so troubling and so heartbreaking to so many people. even in this place, even in san francisco, california and northern california, which has got to be if not the most tolerant place in the country certainly amuck the most tolerance and diverse places in the community, this is what i was hearing out in the community and it's something we wanted to get involved in. and i'm so grateful that as a result of that all of you have agreed to come together to have a conversation about this issue with us included. i can't tell you how much we appreciate it. so thank you very much for being here. as i said, we're grailsd with th
Feb 10, 2013 1:35pm EST
of the civil rights movement. so the legislation brings the voting rights act civil rights act. so i think with 40 years of vision, we can see part of it the panthers were doing for responding to that was left undone by the advancements. >> host: what was left undone? >> guest: people were still hungry. people still back at the understood as human rights. food, clothing and health care. basic fundamental things people like in american society, particularly poor african-americans. >> host: were the founders? >> guest: the founders were bobby seale and huey who are interesting because they are migrants from the south. the black panther story is a great migration story, so they come from texas and louisiana to the bay area to oakland and they find themselves in the center of history a couple decades later. >> host: your book focuses on medical care. you write that the black panther party, the panthers were heirs to an unchartered tradition of african-american health politics. >> guest: it means we haven't looked closely enough at the fact that the civil rights tradition, even if we think abou
Feb 9, 2013 12:30am PST
've done a lot of hate crimes cases and i know today's bullies are often tomorrow's civil rights defendants. if we simply wait for that train wreck to occur and prosecute, that's going to be like trying to cure cancer by building more hospitals. we can't do it that way. we've got to get into prevention mode. we've got to figure out strategies to prevent, we've got to empower school districts, we've got to empower parents, we've got to empower bystanders. when my daughter was bullied in 7th grade, her friends saw it, but they were paralyzed. they didn't know what to do and they did nothing. i don't begrudge thipl for that, they are wonderful kids, but they didn't have the tools to do anything about it. so we work on those issues and we work on those and our local school district was remarkable in their reaction. but in the work that we have done, ruslyn and i across the country, we have seen too many school districts, quite frankly, that have been slow to respond. and that is why we have to come together like this. that is why we have to get out of our lane and understand that we've
Feb 12, 2013 9:30pm PST
, the role of our federal government. tom perez, assistant secretary for civil rights, ruslyn lee. she was also nominated by president obama to serve in her role as assistant secretary of education for civil rights and she was confirmed by the senate in may of 2009. as assistant secretary, ruslyn is assistant secretary arnie's duncan's primary advisor. before she joined the department of education she was vice president of the education trust in washington, dc and was the founding executive of education trust west in oakland. in these positions she advocated for public school students in california, focusing on achievement and opportunity gaps, improving can urriculum and instructional quality and ensuring quality education for everybody. she served as an advisor on education issues on a number of private ipbs institutions, she is a teacher, a lawyer, and a very influential voice on all policy matters. she was also passionate about ending this issue of bullying and bringing everyone together to stop this disturbing trend so please welcome assistant secretary for civil rights, rus
Feb 9, 2013 1:30pm PST
collection. (applause) >> thank you. during his undergraduate years at ucla he participated in civil rights and anti-war protests and many of his subsequent writings reflects his experiences by stressing the importance of grassroots political activity in the african-american freedom struggle. his first book, end struggle snick and the black awakening of the 1960s remains a definitive history of student nonviolent coordinating committee, one of the most dynamic and innovative civil rights organizations of our time. he served as senior advisor for a 14-part award winning public television series on civil rights entitled "eyes on the prize." i know we all remember that. (applause) >> his recent, his recent publication, the book, martin's dream: my journey and the legacy of martin luther king, jr., a memoir about his transition from being a teenage participant in the march on washington to becoming a historian and an educator and, of course, if you sign up for a membership you can get that book today. it's here. in 1985 he was invited by coretta scott king to direct a long-term project to edit
Feb 9, 2013 1:00am PST
to that. and it is about state leadership, not just looking at the civil rights laws for protection, but -- and it certainly is our job to vigorously enforce them -- but it is your job as superintendent to (inaudible) even where the federal civil rights laws don't protect you. so it's a case of taking what you are doing, what folks are doing across the country and putting those on places like stopbullying dwofl .org so we can scale those up around the country. >> recognizable face. >> (inaudible) and i'm also head of the san francisco commission on women and the lieutenant governor asked about data. actually we do have data on bullying in san francisco high schools, particularly bullying among lgbt girls. so for the first time this year we've incorporated data that kevin coggin and ilsa (inaudible) provided and their suicide rates are off the charts, lesbian girls in our district. it's actually from the cdy youth risk survey. i want to offer that as a resource to folks in this room and encourage you in this pursuit of data. >> thank you. >> my question centers around the point o
Feb 12, 2013 7:00am PST
, the civil rights, and our experts here will elaborate. we also have a list of certified caps at work in san francisco for you. carla johnson with the mayor's office of disability has created a really good it died of out to interview your experts to make sure you are getting the best quality product for you. been next -- the money you pay for the inspection you can take as a tax deduction. any money that if you have taken can be applied as a tax deduction. this can be done on an annual basis. next, the opportunity, and a fund -- opportunity loan fund, providing for small businesses to pay for the inspection or to make improvements needed. to do it before you receive the lawsuit. and lastly, we of the bar association and their resources. they're providing their legal service for you. this last thing i am going to share with you in terms of what we have seen in our office is that with the individuals, that does not necessarily mean an individual will follow up with a lawsuit. what we've seen in our office is the individual's will send you a letter and say there were compile -- compliance issue
Feb 7, 2013 11:30pm PST
that was part of it. for me harvey milk was about civil rights and the rights of all people and the recognition that we as minimum bier of the lgbt community are connected to other communities, and that we cannot be for lgbt rights if we're also not for the rights of other groups. that we cannot be -- (applause) >> -- only about the lgbt community. that if you believe in gay rights and lgbt rights, that you necessarily have to be for the rights of immigrants. that you necessarily have to be for the rights of women. that you necessarily have to be for the right for anyone who is disinfranchised in society. that to me is the essence of that legacy. * and why it's a legacy that transcends, transcends the lgbt community in terms whatv harvey milk was about. so, as an openly gay latino man, i am grateful for that legacy. and i am grateful that harvey milk, that george moscone, have become a beacon of light and hope not only for the lgbt community, but for so many communities throughout this country. and not just this country, but the world. and, so, that is what's so special, is that it's a legacy t
Feb 9, 2013 7:00am PST
question, could there have been a civil rights movement without whitney young? and plus, three years and nine months before the next presidential election and they are already trying to suppress the vote. and the new mission behind girl scout cookies. and first, the uninhabited islands in the pacific ocean could lead to world war iii. >>> good morning. i'm melissa harris-perry. in new york where up to a footf of snow is on the ground right now as a major winter storm continues to battle the northeast. a state of emergency in effect in new york, and massachusetts and connecticut and rhode island and new hampshire and across the region, 650,000 homes and businesses are without power this morning. new york mayor michael bloomberg urged people to stay off of the roads, but the long island expredzway is littered with cars that became stuck overnight. new england is getting the brunt of the snow with two feet of snow in boston. and massachusetts governor deval patrick has banned every vehicle on every road in the state. and the snow is creating a travel nightmare for passengers with more t
Feb 11, 2013 5:30pm PST
the civil rights of a middle school student. nbc bay area's marianne favro joins us with the details. marianne? >> reporter: raj, the investigation centers around a special needs student who attended one of the three middle schools in the district in 2010. the bullying problem became so serious the family decided to keep the students home. according to the federal report the student and families complained the students were called stupid and slow and were physically in danger. the u.s. department of education office for civil rights conducted an investigation and concluded that the district did not respond appropriately to notice the student was harassed by peers based on the student's disability. unfortunately, bullying is not uncommon in the bay area. parents helping parents received 200 calls a year from families complaining their special needs child is being bullied. >> too often people try to kind of push off these issues of bullying as kids are being kids and there's a time where it's not friendly teasing anymore and it's gone into an emotional and harmful zone. >> reporter: wh
Feb 10, 2013 7:30pm EST
workers demanding economic justice, not mere civil rights. the man who would come to believe after the civil rights bills had already been passed after the civil rights victories had already been one that our biggest battles, the most important battles still lie ahead and that nothing short of a radical restructuring of our society held any hope for making the treen and the promise of america a reality for all of its citizens. he explained to a reporter in 1967 if, quote, for years i labored on the idea of reforming the existing institutions of the ssi and the a little change here and little changed there. now i feel quite differently. i think you've got to have a reconstruction of the society, the revolution of the values. frustrated by white resistance to address in any meaningful way the families, failing schools, structural joblessness and crippling poverty, he told his staff of the southern christian leadership conference the dispossessed of the nation, the poor white and negro live in an unjust society they must organize a revolution against that in justice, not the lives of
Feb 11, 2013 11:30pm PST
. he also reminds us of our history. there has been no civil rights or human rights movement in which the faith communities and its leaders have not been at the forefront and i look at dr. and he is a living reminder of that truth. at the heart of civil rights movement in the years 1963 and 1964 before there was a san francisco interface council there was the san francisco conference on religion, race and social concerns which for 25 years was the voice of social justice in the city and county of san francisco. it was that movement that gave birth to the san francisco interfaith council whose mission it is to bring people together of different faiths, to celebrate our diverse spiritual and religious traditions, build understanding, and serve our city. it was a previous mayor that challenged the interface council to step up to the place, to respond to its moral responsibility to care for the homeless at a time of crisis spun out of control, and we did. for almost a quarter of a century we have opened our congregation doors, fed and provided a warm and safe place for homeless men to
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Feb 7, 2013 7:30pm PST
? my brother that is not how the stem the rising tied of civil rights. the institution of marriage has been weakened in this country. it's harmful to the end of the republic. >> jon: that's the end of world vibe you are looking for. give it another ago. >> mixed sex marriaged have decreased considerably in the netherlands. >> jon: that's your argument. who gives a (bleep) except for fans of my big fat dutch wedding. you know what is miss something in you need an all-power being invoked. >> several millennia ago the words were written a man should cleave to his wife. i wasn't our idea, it was god's idea. >> jon: yeah, you gotta love cleaving, man. there was a girl i want to cleave the (bleep) out of it. she ended up cleaving the captain of the football team and i ended up cleaving myself. [ laughter ] what are we talking about again? oh, right. look torreys i know the stakes are lower over there because britain doesn't have hurricanes every time two dudes kiss but try it once more. this time put some feeling into it. >> i'm going to oppose the bill although on balance i accept the fact
Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm PST
and felt physically in danger. the office for civil rights decided that the school did not respond effectively the on notice that the student was a harassed by peers based on a disablity. >> maybe, 10% of the calls could be a bulliying nature. most people say, i will keep my child home, they are afraid to send the child in. they do not feel it's safe. >> palo alto superintendent kevin skelly issued had this statement saying we are profoundly sorry that a student was subject to bullying at our school, we take safety of our students seriously and work hard to provide the best school climate for students possible. they pledge to change policies and pledging to follow the guidelines of the office for civil rights. reporting live in palo alto. nbc bay area news. >> the family of a college student from the east bay received tragic news over the weekend. 20-year-old brandon wong was found dead outside of his dorm. another student called 911 late saturday night after finding him unresponsive. he was pronounced dead at the hospital. police are not suspecting foul play. he graduated from hig
Feb 8, 2013 7:00pm PST
of sister rosa parks and commemorating the modern civil rights leader for her courageous and declaring -- for her courageousness and declaring february 4th rosa parks day in san francisco. (applause) >> i thought you might like that. i'm done. thank you. [laughter] >> thank you. supervisor. and now there are a couple other people, sheriff mirkarimi has joined us. [speaker not understood] is in the room with us as well. reverend amos brown is with us. welcome. (applause) >> now supervisor breed will bring us brief remarks. >> hi, everybody. (applause) >> so happy to see all your smiling faces in the audience. happy black history month. i bring you greetings on behalf of district 5 in our great city. thank you, mr. mayor, for opening up city hall to my colleague, supervisor cohen, and my distinguished colleagues sitting here in the front row on the board of supervisors. it's truly an honor to stand before you on such a great month. recent -- yesterday congresswoman barbara lee talked about dr. martin luther king and his dream and some of the issues that we were dealing with over 40 years
Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm EST
in the struggle for civil rights. the story coming up here on wjz. >> and here's today's report from wall street. we'll be right back. >>> it's 5:30, 52 degrees and mostly cloudy. good evening thank you for staying with wjz eyewitness news. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. a former maryland first lady wants to be anne arundel county's next exective. but she faces some tough competition. mike hellgren has kendall ehrlich one on one talking about her future. >> reporter: kendall ehrlich says she was not even thinking about it until she started getting calls. >> it's really something that's tailor made. it's a unique circumstance that i'm uniquely qualified for. >> reporter: ehrlich says she only wants to fill what is left of leopold's term which ends next year and then leave office. >> it's so unique to have the circumstance. you get to just do the job and not worry about raising money. >> reporter: the house will be given to the person who gets the vote of the majority council members. several of them are vying for it
Feb 11, 2013 2:00pm PST
are looking at the confederate flag right there. so what was that civil war flashback doing atop mississippi's supreme court? here is the story. it's normally a state flag which bears some resem blns. it was time to break out a fresh one. the new shament came in a box labeled mississippi state flag and workers didn't realize it contained confederate flags inste instead. it took about two hours for someone, anyone, to notice and have it removed. a professor at southern university -- university of southern mississippi scored a punch line. have we is he seeded already? the execution is faster than i thought. >>> now to texas republican steve stockman and the state of the union guest list. a refresher on steve stockman. this was his reaction. i will seek to thwart this action by any means necessary but not limited to eliminating funding for imple medication, defunding the white house and even filing articles of impeachment. his guest at the state of the union, ted nugent. >> i'll tell you this right now, if barack obama becomes the president in november again, i will either be dead or in jail by
Feb 14, 2013 4:00pm PST
to happen. the gilded age is going to get more and more gilded. we are going to be violating civil rights to an extent never before seen in this country without a popular movement, and that's what this campaign was all about. cenk: i know, let me talk to you about that. when we had you on "the young turks" before the election a couple of times you hoped with the arab spring, the social media, why didn't it catch fire. >> i still have the same hope. it's all part and parcel of the same thing building a popular movement. if we had a sustained movement like with the arab spring, with the civil rights movement, the labor movement, the women's suffrage movement, if people would get away from their television sets for a wail. cenk: how dare you. >> they'll be informed, but then get out and take action, otherwise and mobilize. like joe hill said before he was executed, the great labor organizer, don't mourn organize. the point is, we all have to be engaged citizens. we need -- if we're upset about the destruction of our constitutional republic where we have a president and a congress who seem to
Feb 15, 2013 8:00am PST
down, so now they can sort of run roughshod over civil rights because now we have sorted into new territory. we saw this in the last couple of weeks when we saw two separate incidents where police officers opened fire on vehicles that actually did not even look like the truck dorner was supposed to be driving. they were vaguely similar to the truck. in one case, the police officers filled an entire upneighborhood with bullets in addition to the truck we saw. this mentality has been reinforced in tv and movies. it is this idea that once a police officer goes down, once someone kills a police officer, everyone's rights are suspended at that point until they take care of the problem. that is a battlefield mentality that i think is the result of this militarization. >> of course, the issue that dorner in his work way attempted to raise, of continuing racism within some of these police departments, clearly -- i want to read an excerpt of the manifesto that dorner posted online when he wrote -- clearly, this was a man who was taking extreme and criminal actions, but at the same time, wa
Feb 12, 2013 6:00pm EST
remember the lives of the legendary civil rights activist, singer and actor paul robeson and his wife eslanda. >> i have never separated by work as an artist from my work as a human being. i have always believed more strongly to me my art is always a weapon. >> we will speak with historian barbara ransby, author of the new book, "eslanda: the large and unconventional life of mrs. paul robeson." >> both paul and essie refused to renounce their radical friends and refused to renounce their own radical views. again, they paid a price for it. paul was blacklisted, they lost their house, had extensive fbi files and so forth. >> but first, north korea has just carried out its largest ever nuclear test. it says the test was done in the face of increased hostility from the u.s. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. north korea is drawing global condemnation for a new underground nuclear test. the north korean government confirmed the test after seismic activity of 4.9 magnitude was picked up in the korean peninsu
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